Executive Planner

Recruitment #1811-EXPLNRPCMU-001


This job opportunity is reserved for Planning Commission employees ONLY.


A Master's Degree in Urban or Community Planning; and
Four or more years of experience as a community planner, including
Three or more years of which was as a community planning project leader.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Extensive specialized knowledge in one or more areas of comprehensive planning principles and practices.
  • Extensive knowledge of laws and regulations governing comprehensive planning.
  • Considerable knowledge of data collection methods and statistical analysis techniques.
  • Skill in negotiating comprehensive planning policy agreements.
  • Skill in the application of managerial techniques, including the performance evaluation process.
  • Skill in making presentations to community groups, elected and appointed officials.
  • Ability to proof own work and the work of others.
  • Ability to prioritize work.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to manage, plan, organize, staff, direct, control and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions, reports and presentations.
  • Ability to use appropriate computer applications and supervise others in their use.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Manages and supervises the work of professional staff, by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling and evaluating performance.
  • Manages the collection, analysis, and presentation of facts and trends for use in evaluating land development proposals and community growth and development plans, studies, and reports.
  • Conceives, negotiates approval to undertake and manages the extraction of information to be used in studies and reports relating to land use, economic base, transportation systems, utility systems, community facilities, population, housing and neighborhood plans and programs.
  • Manages the writing and interpretation of zoning, subdivision and other land development regulations.
  • Manages the writing of future land use, transportation, community facility plans, and other comprehensive plans.
  • Manages the analysis and presentation of data for use in the development of capital improvement plans and programs.
  • Represents the organization at meetings with elected and appointed officials and interdepartmental and intergovernmental meetings.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.


INTERNAL ONLY NOTICE:  This vacancy is reserved ONLY for current classified tenured county employees under the Planning Commission.  If you are a 'temp' or unclassified employee, or a classified employee of another agency, then you are not eligible to apply under this Internal Only recruitment. Please go back and visit the online employment center page and apply for any of the jobs listed EXCEPT for those under the Internal Only section.